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Technical Assistance and Best Practices

Best Practices

​To strengthen SSBCI-funded programs in states across the country, officials administering high-performing programs met to compile best practices for supporting America's small businesses.

  • Click here for Partnering with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
  • Click here for Using SSBCI to Improve Access to Capital in Underserved Communities. 
  • Click here for Loan Participation Programs best practices report.
  • Click here for Collateral Support Programs best practices report. 
  • Click here for Loan Guarantee Programs best practices report. 
  • Click here for Venture Capital Programs best practices report.
  • Click here for Capital Access Programs best practices report. 

Observations and Lessons Learned Reports

For State Loan Programs
Filling the Small Business Lending Gap: Lessons from the U.S. Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative Loan Programs, prepared by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness
Click here for the Executive Summary and click here for the full report

For State VC Programs
Information and Observations on State Venture Capital Programs: Report for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Interested Parties in the State Small Business Credit Initiative, prepared by Cromwell Schmisseur, LLC
Click here for the report


Technical Assistance for Financial Institution Lenders

Click here to get an overview of SSBCI for lenders. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) created a dedicated page on its website with an overview of the program and FAQ. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) answered frequently asked regulatory question here.

Webinars and Conference Calls



Last Updated: 9/26/2017 11:19 AM


For any questions on the State Small Business Credit Initiative, please contact or call the dedicated helpline: 202 622-0713

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